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Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Sunday, 13 Aug, 2017 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’

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Kasey Kahne said Saturday the vibe among teammates remains positive at Hendrick Motorsports, where his tenure will end at the close of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kahne’s impending departure was announced last Monday by team-owner Rick Hendrick, who since has tabbed NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie William Byron to drive what will be […]

Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 17:33 | One Comment
Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The current lame duck status of longtime NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth, and the unsettled future of Kurt Busch, might best be summed-up in one word:
Recalculate!
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds toward the conclusion of its 26-race regular season and the impending 10-race […]

Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things

Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole

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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series

Chevrolet will double-down on the Camaro nameplate in NASCAR beginning in 2018.
The Camaro ZL1 was introduced as the manufacturer’s new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Thursday at General Motors Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit.
“Chevrolet, Camaro and ZL1 are all synonymous with winning, both on and off the track,” said Mark […]

Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Wednesday, 9 Aug, 2017 – 12:03 | Comments Off on Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride

William Byron will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season.
The ride currently belongs to Kasey Kahne, who, it was announced earlier, would not return after the current season.
In 2016, Byron, 19, won seven victories in the Camping World Truck Series. This year, the Charlotte, N.C, native […]

Hendrick To Cut Kahne
Monday, 7 Aug, 2017 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Hendrick To Cut Kahne
Hendrick To Cut Kahne

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Kasey Kahne is out as a driver for Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup program following the conclusion of the current season.
The team made that decision public in a press release it issued on Monday.
“Kasey has worked extremely hard,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said in the release. “He’s a tremendous teammate and person, and he […]

Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 20:22 | Comments Off on Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Thrown into the deep end of the NASCAR Cup Series pool at the beginning of 2017, Daniel Suarez admittedly was content to tread water for half of his rookie season. Based upon his last four races, however, Suarez is performing a lot like Olympic champion Michael […]

Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen

With three victories in 2017 and a playoff berth already bagged, Martin Truex Jr. could afford to gamble in Sunday’s 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Truex, one of a handful of drivers at the front of a field facing nagging fuel questions over the final […]

Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Kyle Busch positioned himself for a rare NASCAR road-racing sweep at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon, when he qualified on-pole for the 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen.
Busch toured the 2.45-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout in 69.490-seconds and 126.925 mph to pace a field of 12 Monster Energy NASCAR […]